Thursday, 23 October 2014

EXFOLIA MICROEXFOLIATION CLOTH

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If you'd asked me 2 years ago if I preferred a muslin cloth or a flannel - I'd have laughed my head off. I was the 'Queen of Baby Wipes', I am sad to say. Hold up, did I just admit that?

Fast forward to today and I'm firmly a flannel kinda gal. I love the way they break down make up and buff any dead skin cells away. I can get quite vigorous without ripping half my face off too - bonus!

I'm all for new beauty bits and bobs so I recently tried out the Exfolia Microexfoliation Cloth*, which is designed to not only clean the face but exfoliate it deeply too. The idea is to dampen the cloth with warm water and gently swipe across the face to remove any traces of make up or dirt and then use it to buff across the skins surface to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving you with a much smoother, newer and more radiant skin.

I'll admit, my skin felt a damn sight smoother after repeated use of the cloth which I really liked. I really like when a product provides an instant result. However, I felt the texture of the cloth once mixed with water, turned into an industrial paper towel. You know, those ones you used to get at school. I found it quite difficult to move it across my face so I needed to be a bit more vigorous with removing dirt and exfoliating which left my skin a little on the red side. 

I think I'll stick with my good ol' flannels in the future. 

Are you a cloth or flannel user?

Love, Kate xo
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BLOG SALE - OCTOBER 2014!

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It's that time again, my stash is getting a little over run and there's items that could do with going to a more loving home. I'll note by each item the description of usage etc as best as possible.

RULES
- UK Postal only.
- Postage is standard £2.80 plus 50p for each additional item.
- PayPal only.
- Please leave a comment, tweet me (@sugarfixx) or email me at katie@sugarfixxbeauty.com if interested. I am open to combined discount/offers too.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

L'OREAL GLAM MATTE INTENSE GLOSS

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I'm a bit of a matte lip junkie at the moment, I don't quite know where this love of all things anti-shine has come from but I'm gravitating to any matte products. So, typically I picked up the L'Oreal Glam Matte Intense Matte Gloss in the shade Fuchsia Flare which is a majorly bright pink shade that really pop's on the lips.

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So let's start with the fact this product isn't exactly matte. Can a lipgloss ever really be 100% matte? Sure the colour is quite flat but there's quite a bit of slip in texture and there's a fair bit of sheen as the lips catch the light. 

Now, the whole matte thang aside, it's quite a nice lipgloss as it applies very opaque and evenly which sometimes can be hard to come by with lip glosses. The wear time on this is great too, as it lasts a good few hours before evenly wearing down to a bright pink stain. It layers well too without any clumping which rather surprised me because the consistency is quite thick. 

A nice gloss if you're after opaque lips but not if you're wanting full on matte. 

Are you a matte lover?

Love, Kate xo
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Monday, 20 October 2014

AUTUMN PURPLE MAKE UP - COLLAB WITH NOT YOUR AVERAGE

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Well hello there! 

Apologies for the severe lack of posts recently, if you've read this post, then you'll have an idea of why I've sadly not been as pro-active as I'd like. I'm hoping to find my mojo once again and have lots of posts scheduled, especially when I'm in Australia.

So, back to today's, very photo based post - as it's now October - jeez - it felt appropriate for an Autumn related make up post, right? 

What better way to do so than with a collaboration - more on that later ;)

Let's start with the eyes, I've been wearing my Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette pretty much non-stop since I bought it last month. It has the most beautiful purple tones to it that really make my green eyes pop. I absolutely adore the palette and in my opinion, it's worth the steep £38 price tag completely. I tend to apply the lightest shade all over the lid and focus the two darker, plum shades in my crease and outer corner. I really smoked it out under my eyes to add more definition and emphasise the green of my eyes. For liner, I used my current go-to pen - Oriflame The One Stylo- it's the perfect amount of colour, longevity and it's easy to use. Mascara wise, I used my trusty Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde which gives good volume, length and definition without much effort. I added a little Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel which I placed in my tight line and water line for added depth.

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Whilst the main focus wasn't on the skin, it needed to be pretty flawless. I used NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe which gives a really perfected base and added a touch of L'Oreal True Match Concealer where needed. 

Cheek wise,  I used my trusty combo of NARS Laguna Bronzer and Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Pink Peony. Sure, Autumn is where you may skip the bronzer but not in the SugarfixxBeauty household I'm afraid! 

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For the lips, I used a mix of MAC Heroine, which is by far the brightest purple shade I own and layered some of the BiteBeauty Lipgloss in no12 which came with their Deconstructed Rose Lip Library for a deeper, more berry effect. 

I did this post in collaboration with the lovely Emma at Not Your Average, here's a little preview of her post which you should check out here!

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I hope you enjoyed the post!


Love, Kate xo
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